Your emotions – all of them – are the motivation for everything you think and every action you take.

Understanding your emotions and knowing how to work with them will improve every part of your life!

Welcome to, an educational foundation devoted to bringing powerful emotional awareness and healthy empathy to everyone!

The Emotion Dynamics foundation is based on the work of award-winning author and pioneering researcher Karla McLaren, M.Ed., whose grand unified theory of emotions revalues even the most “negative” emotions and opens startling new pathways to self-awareness, effective communication, and healthy empathy. This work also encompasses McLaren’s groundbreaking Six Essential Aspects of Empathy model, which makes all of the processes in healthy empathy easily understandable, accessible, and attainable.

Your emotions and your empathy are vital to your ability to think, to feel, to learn, to experience the world, to communicate, and to love. You can develop and strengthen your emotional awareness and your healthy empathy — at home, in your relationships, and at work — with the Emotion Dynamics programs below.

Emotion Dynamics Training and Consultation Programs

Dynamic Emotional Integration®

Dynamic Emotional Integration® (also known as DEI) is a leading-edge training program and consultation process to help you develop keen emotional awareness, healthy empathic skills, and emotionally-respectful mindfulness practices. DEI trainings, presentations, and individual consultations are offered by licensed DEI professionals in the United States and internationally.

Healthy Empathy®

Healthy Empathy® helps health and healing professionals develop healthy and sustainable empathy and compassion skills in their practice, in their workplace, and in their lives. Using the groundbreaking Six Essential Aspects of Empathy model, Healthy Empathy makes all of the processes in empathy easily accessible and manageable. This individualized program helps health and healing professionals develop sustainable empathy skills, improve patient/client care outcomes, create a supportive work environment, and nurture themselves with focused self-care practices.

Emotional Dynamics at Work®

Emotional Dynamics at Work® helps individuals, teams, and organizations develop strong emotional skills and effective communication processes that make the workplace actually work. This individualized and responsive program is designed for organizations wanting to enhance – respectfully and sustainably – emotional awareness and healthy empathy in individuals, in work teams, across departments and divisions, and with current and prospective clients.

The Latest News From Emotion Dynamics

Emotional Genius Online in February!

~ Discovering the Brilliance in Your Emotions ~ With Licensed Dynamic Emotional Integration® Trainers and Consultants Amanda Ball, MS and Sherry Olander, CMT. This 6-week online course starts Monday, February 19th. See below... Read More

The Art of Empathy retreat in April!
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The Art of Empathy Retreat in California! Balancing Connection, Self-Care, and Healthy Intimacy April 1st to 6th, 2018 1440 Multiversity in Scotts Valley, California Empathy — for yourself and others — is a crucial skill... Read More

Resolutions and Emotions
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~ by Sherry Jean Olander, DEI Trainer & Consultant ~ Most people I know don’t even bother to make New Year’s resolutions. Some folks who really want to make lasting changes in their... Read More